THURSDAY’S NBA GAMES


Magic 100,

Hawks 98

ORLANDO, FLA.

Evan Fournier scored 22 points, D.J. Augustin added 16 points and nine assists, and the Orlando Magic held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks. Marreese Speights added 14 points and Jonathon Simmons had 13 for the Magic, who won their third straight. It’s only the second time this season the Magic have won three in a row. Taurean Prince and Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 19 points apiece. Tyler Dorsey and Malcolm Delaney each added 11. Augustin and Simmons combined to go 6 for 6 from the free throw line in the final 39 seconds to keep Atlanta at bay.

Raptors 113, Knicks 88

TORONTO

Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 14 points and a career-high six assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks. Serge Ibaka and Jakob Poeltl scored 13 points, Delon Wright and C.J. Miles each had 11 and Fred VanVleet 10 as the Raptors won their fifth straight home meeting with the Knicks. The Raptors have won four straight and six of seven. Toronto is an NBA-best 23-4 at home.

Celtics 110,

Wizards 104 OT

WASHINGTON

Kyrie Irving scored 12 of Boston’s last 17 points and finished with 28 to help the Celtics remain in sole possession of the Eastern Conference lead with an overtime victory over the Washington Wizards. Jaylen Brown added five of his 18 points in overtime for Boston. Otto Porter had 27 points and 11 rebounds for Washington, and Bradley Beal had 18 points and matched his career high with nine assists. Irving went 9 of 10 from the foul line in his second game back from a thigh injury. And after Boston allowed Washington to come back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, he tied it from the line in the late seconds on three made foul shots after luring Markieff Morris into a foul on a 3-point attempt. That was part of 10 straight points for Irving before finding Brown for a layup that made it 105-103 with 2:32 left in overtime. Brown stretched the lead to five when he hit a contested baseline 3-pointer about a minute later, and the Wizards failed to get within a possession after that.

Associated Press

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